Rafael Nadal will be back in the field after 3 months and will do it with the world’s number one.
The Spaniard, who has not held any meeting since January, when he surrendered to Australian Open’s quarterfinals in front of Marin Cilic, will compete in the Davis Cup starting this weekend, though, according to his coach, Carlos Moya, is not at the maximum of the physical form after injury to the pelvic bones.
The 31-year-old will have a difficult task to keep the top spot in the overall standings as he has to defend 4680 points. Rafa enters his 168th week of career as world number one and is confident that at least two weeks will stay in that position and will equal John McEnron with a total of 170 weeks.
If the Iberian does not triumph at the Monte Carlo Masters tournament, which starts on April 15, then he will hand over to Roger Federer’s No. 1 position.
The 36-year-old on 18 February became the tennis player with the highest age in history taking the ATP general ranking leader, a position which he handed over after being eliminated in the first round of the Miami tournament by Australian Kokkianakis.